Easy Peasy Christmas Cards 50 ~ Peace & Joy

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I thought of this technique the other day and I could have sworn that I had already done an Easy Peasy Christmas card using it but I hadn’t. Now for some, this technique may be old hat to you; with others it’s rediscovering something that you perhaps liked and hadn’t revisited again; which leaves the group of crafters that hadn’t seen nor explored it before. I keep forgetting that! As you already know, I’m a self professed technique junkie and I always love finding new or new to me techniques out there. I often forget many of those techniques that I had learned earlier are great, cool and easy! They should be revitalized (at least in my repertoire) for EPCC! (I really should make a list and that should keep us going for a while! 😉 ) The technique is emboss-resist where I added a little twist to it.

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Card measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Jacaranda panel measures 5 1/4 x 4
Admiral panel measures 4 3/4 x 3 1/2
Snowflake panel measures 4 1/4 x 3 (white card stock)

-stamp snowflakes in embossing ink onto white card stock, sprinkle clear embossing powder and heat
-spray London Blue Dylusions Spray ink and blot excess with paper towel, wipe off excess ink from embossed areas with a baby wipe and wait to dry (I don’t suggest using a heat tool as it would re-melt the embossing powder)
-stamp more snowflakes in cobalt archival ink
-stamp sentiment in Cobalt Archival ink
-assemble card

I’m addicted to Dyan’s spray inks (if you haven’t figured that out already) so wherever I can use them, I’ll try! Sure you can use holographic or iridescent embossing powder and of course you can add rhinestones to the snowflakes to bling it up! If you want to tone down the blue a little, give it a little spritz (I don’t suggest to saturate the whole panel unless you want it to look like a snowstorm lol) of the Dylusions White Linen ink. A time saving tip, would be to apply this technique to a full 8 1/2 x 11 page, cut it up when dry then stamp the blue snowflakes in after. (I find that adding in the blue snowflakes after the panels are cut, you have esthetic control rather than it being completely random.)

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It’s always a pleasure to have you come by. Thanks so much and enjoy the weekend!

Love,

Supplies list: (the stamp is Peace and Joy from Impress Rubber Stamps, in Seattle)
(Don’t forget you can pick your supplies at the Inspiration Emporium and use the code: spikealicious for 10% off!)

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